Isenberg Ph.D. Dissertation Earns National Award

August 16, 2013

Roger N. Silvers, a 2012 Isenberg Ph.D. graduate in Accounting, is this year's winner of the American Accounting Association's Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation. Silver's dissertation, The Value Impact of SEC Enforcement Actions on Non-Target Foreign Firms, concluded that nontarget foreign firms experience positive stock returns when the SEC takes action against a (targeted) foreign firm.


An assistant professor of accounting at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, Silvers was honored for his dissertation in early August at the AAA's annual meeting in Anaheim.  Silvers' dissertation chair was Isenberg Professor of Accounting Pieter Elgers. The committee also included professors Ben Branch and Bing Liang of Isenberg's finance department; Mark Bradshaw,a professor of accounting at Boston College; and Craig Doidge, a professor of finance at the University of Toronto.